Board Business, August 7th, 2013

(posted by chris the cynic)

Irregular Business

So, my birthday.  The day of was my birthday itself, the day before (and some of the day of) was prep.  Mostly house cleaning so I could have people over.  Consequently I didn’t get the Weekend Post or the Deconstruction Round Up done, this in spite of the fact that there are always new installments of deconstructions and there were submissions to the weekend post.  (Thank you.)

Unless someone who submitted has suggestions I’m just going to do double sized ones this week.  Obviously on a first submitted first presented basis.  (It would be silly to put something submitted for last week after something submitted for this week.)

Regular Business

There is no submission deadline for articles and open thread suggestions.  The Submission Deadline for the weekend post is 20:00 (8PM) US Eastern Time.  It’s been long enough that people might have forgotten, the reason it’s a US timezone instead of GMT is that some people (on both sides of the Atlantic but not, as I recall, the Pacific) expressed a desire for the extra hours.

Anyone who has submissions for the weekend post should send them in.  Some people wonder if they really deserve to be in the post.  The answer to that is always the same: You do.  So try not to be afraid and do try to send in submissions if you have them.

The sections of the post are as follows:

The Blogaround

Any denizen of the Slacktiverse who has posted an article to their own website since they last submitted to a weekend post is invited, enticed, and cajoled to send a short summary of that article along with its permalink to the group email. That summary and link will be included in the next weekend blogaround. This will help to keep members of our community aware of the many excellent websites hosted by other members.

Remember, this is since you last submitted to a weekend post, not since the last weekend post. For example, if the last time you submitted was a month ago, everything you wrote since then is fair game.

In Case You Missed This

Readers of The Slacktiverse can send short summaries of, and permalinks to, articles that they feel might be of interest to other readers.  These should be sent, as you might expect, to the group email.

Things You Can Do

Anyone who knows of a worthy cause or important petition should send a short description of the petition/cause along with its url to the group email.

Deadlines
Again, none for articles and open thread suggestions, 20:00 (8 PM) US Eastern time for the Weekend post.  Also, if there’s a deconstruction you feel should be in the roundup, you can suggest that at any time.
In case the links don’t work: the group email is SlacktiverseAuthors (at) gmail (dot) com.

This can be used as an open thread, if you want.

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